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Search engine results serve fake Olympics Games domains

John E Dunn | Aug. 10, 2012
As predicted by doom-mongers during 2012, large numbers of web domains that appear to be legitimate sites connected to the London Olympic Games are really covers for criminality, security company Zscaler has confirmed.

The company didn't break down large events such as the Olympics in these numbers, but it could be that Zscaler and Blue Coat Systems companies are simply looking at different elements of the same picture. Event scams are a small part of the overall criminal manipulation of search engines but it gets noticed more when those events are actually occurring.

The daily grind of search engine poisoning remains a mundane business built on trapping a small but economic haul of victims.


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